Posted 14 August, 2012 by MCD in News

Young open gap and formulate national policy

Next Sunday 12 August, the National Youth Council – CONJUVE-, collaboration with youth organizations, European Union and Organization of American States, make the presentation of the National Youth Policy 2012- 2020 Specific and Youth Cabinet, as part of the celebration of National and International Youth Sports Dome area 13, to 9 in the morning.

The Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports, Leandro Yax said that more than 605 of Guatemala's population is young, "Therefore is an interagency effort and seek public-private partnerships to strengthen the State's actions aimed at helping the youth population, as cultural values ​​affect much, should promote gender equality and equal opportunities for young lasy "said. As reported by the Director of CONJUVE, Alejandra Carrillo, National Youth Policy sets out the commitments and tasks of the Government, conditions relating to youth development, "The intent of the document is to be guiding the activities, resources and efforts of the various public, private and youth organizations, that allocate resources for the youth of the country, "said.

Jóvenes abren brecha y formulan política nacional

Young open gap and formulate national policy

In the frameworks of the National Youth Policy are the three government pacts: Fiscal Pact; the Security Pact, Justice and Peace, and Covenant Zero Hunger; Carrillo criterion as to the issue of youth must be addressed in a cross. The first Youth Specific Cabinet is one of the mechanisms CONJUVE institutional strengthening and aims to promote coordination, coordination and promotion of actions for the implementation of 4 plans, public policy, programs and projects, especially social investment, focused on the development of youth, in short, medium and long term. The same Sunday evening will be a presentation on the art and culture of the area dome 13, where entry is free for those interested in participating.

In commemoration of this day of celebration for youth, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Ministry of Education, Youth for Change and the Youth Commission of the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala, featured Friday 10 August, a sensitization and training workshop entitled "Young people today can prevent HIV", with which seeks report on Sexually Transmitted Infections (ITS), HIV and AIDS, aimed at young people between 14 a 18 age. Rafael Chavez, representative of the youth committee of Congress said the workshop will be held in seven departments: San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleu, Suchitepéquez, Escuintla, Izabal and Peten. "We will train youth leaders in rural areas to be multiplying entities of knowledge in their communities and within their families," concluded Chavez.

The 12 August each year, was declared by the Unit Nations Organization as the International Youth Day, by Resolution No. 54/120 year 1999. In Guatemala the Congress by Decree No. 44-2008 Date 10 September of the year 2008 decrees 12 August each year as the National Youth Day. The decree states that the National Youth Council, be responsible for the observance of "National Youth Day" in the Republic of Guatemala.

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